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Posts: 940 4/11/12 9:26 A
Hi DONE girls! My name is Angela and I'm from NC. I'm DONE with being the fat girl at work, the fat girl at parties...the fat girl at family gatherings. DONE!
I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!
:.:to have the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain:.:
current weight: 214.2
Posts: 114 4/10/12 8:31 A
Hi Done Girls! My name is Amber. I'm a stay at home mom in central Ohio. I have missed out on so much of life so far because of my weight and self-esteem. I'm DONE eating my feelings! I'm done being anti-social for fear of people rejecting me. I'm done with constant back and knee pain. I'm done being a bad example for my children. I'm DONE settling in life. I deserve happiness! Glad to be here with you all!
Pounds lost: 20.0
Fitness Minutes: (12,597) Posts: 533 4/10/12 6:42 A
Hi, I am Lauren aka Lulu and I am DONE being "such a pretty face", "the funny one" and the wing woman for my thin friends. I am done being picked last for gym (metaphorically). It is my turn to be the center of attention and the girl who does cool sporty things, rather than the girl who bakes cupcakes for the returning adventurers.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
Pounds lost: 32.8
Posts: 149 4/10/12 5:34 A
Good Moring everyone. I'm new here and I hate always being the fat girl in the group. I feel like everyone pays so much attention you when you're the big one. If you order a salad, I get the "oh you must be on a diet" if I don't I get the "maybe you shouldn't eat that". I hate the extra attention. I hate going to the doctor and them not taking any aches or pains seriously and just prescribing exercise for everything. I'm DONE being the fat girl. I'm excited to be a part of this group and I hope get to know you all along the way!
Pounds lost: 10.4
Fitness Minutes: (9,426) Posts: 616 4/9/12 9:20 P
Hi, my name is Michele. I loved the title of the team and joined a few days ago. I am DONE being the fat girl. Last year I joined SP and my life has changed in some more ways. Unfortunately, but I really should not say that, I did not have such a successful year. I am one of the slowest losers and only lose 21 pounds.But no crying over what should have,could have been. This is a new year and I am more motivated than ever to lose weight and get healthier. I would like to lose 60 pounds this year. However, my main goal for this year is to have less injuries. It really interrupts the consistent when it comes to being able to exercise. I am so looking forward to getting to know everyone and us working together to be Done being fat girls and instead healthy strong woman.
This is the year to get to Oneunderland.
current weight: 221.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,843) Posts: 64 4/9/12 2:56 P
Hi everyone! My name is Lynnsay I'm new to the group. I've been on SP for a few months, and it has really been changing my life. I'm more commited to being healthy and losing wait more than ever before. Like many of you, I've battled weight loss for years... would gain a lot, lose a few, gain a lot, etc. I experienced some health issues last year that not only made me gain 20-30ish lbs in a few short months, but also made me realize that my body is way to important for what I've been doing to it! For me, the actual # on the scale is more a symbol of how far I've come... yes, I have a weight goal, but mostly, I have a "feel better, look better" goal. If I never make it to my fateful number, that's okay, as long as I get to a point where I can feel good about myself and feel good about my health!!!
I hope to make some friends going through this journey and want to wisk everyone luck!
current weight: 170.4
Fitness Minutes: (8,047) Posts: 205 4/9/12 11:11 A
Hi everyone. I was on this team about a year ago, but was an inactive member, so I left the team for awhile. But there are so many successful people that are a part of this team, I know I need to recommit myself to being more active within the team.
"There's a spark in you. You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine." - Katy Perry, Firework
"If you're going through hell keep on going, don't slow down if you're scared, don't show it. You might get out before the devil even knows you're there." - Rodney Atkins, If You're Going Through Hell
Pounds lost: 3.2
Fitness Minutes: (11,468) Posts: 958 4/9/12 6:25 A
Hey i am Brandi I have been an inactive member of this team for quite awhile and I realized a few weeks ago that SP helps drive me to lose weight in a manner that nothing else can. I know that this is a journey that needs support and I believe that I can find that here. I am DONE being overweight and unhealthy and tired all the time.. Its time to make some changes and get back on track and i think that becoming active and focused on a central goal is just what i need to get that done. so here I am ready to go ready to focus and soooo ready to get healthy.
My goals ~ 1.) To maintain my single serving rule on all food 2.) To get on schedule as far as walking and working out 3.) Drink more water 4.) Learn how to take time for me :) 5.) to Lose 30 pounds in 90 days ( today is 5/29/13) so by end of August be down 30 pounds :)
current weight: 290.0
Posts: 3,458 4/9/12 3:08 A
Hi, my name is Phyllis, and I am DONE, I need to get support in this weight loss thing, I can also give lots of motivation and support to others as well. I am quite active on Spark, but I have found that many of the other teams aren't as focused toward a serious lifestyle change like your team is, and I want to be a part of it. I don't want to only chit chat, which is okay, but aside from some of that I want to focus on getting as healthy as I can. I have 48lbs to work off, and I am, as your team title says, I am done being the fat girl! I want change and I want to get healthier! Can't wait , I feel more motivated just from joining this team and reading some of the posts, they exude energy! Suddenly I don't feel alone. What a great team you have. I am thankful I found what I think is going to be one of the best teams on Spark.
Phyllis Everyday is a new day and new beginnings are possible. Unknown
Fitness Minutes: (287) Posts: 2 4/7/12 1:24 A
Hi, I'm Rachel. I just started on SP and this team seemed pretty awesome. I am in college right now and want to lose weight (specifically, 75lbs by Christmas). Mostly, I just need support so that I don't always feel like I am in this alone, so thanks girlies!! :D
Posts: 351 4/6/12 10:55 P
Welcome everyone! I'm still pretty new to the team myself, but I've found some really great, supportive people here
current weight: 339.0
Fitness Minutes: (306) Posts: 68 4/6/12 12:59 P
Hello all, my name is Kayla and I am a stay at home mom of 3. I have tried many things to lose weight, but have always gotten discouraged and given up. This time around I have made a commitment to myself to stick with it. There are a lot of things that I have vowed to change in my life. I am DONE feeling like a failure and I am DONE feeling sorry for myself. I am hoping with some encouragement from Sparkpeople and the groups I have joined that I can be successful in becoming the person I know I can be.
Frolicking Summer Goddess Challenge
Start weight ~ 263 Earth (4/22) ~ 258 Inside Out (5/16) ~253 Solstice (6/20) ~ 248 4th (7/4) ~ 243 Total loss aim ~ 20 lbs
Pounds lost: 9.6
Posts: 53 4/6/12 8:17 A
Hi all i'am Michelle and i'am new :) Still trying to figure everything out but I look forward to a new me and meeting others with common goals along the way
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
December Minutes: 0
Posts: 292 4/3/12 2:11 P
Hi, Everybody! My name is Laura and I am *SO DONE!* being a fat girl! I was a normal weight as a child and right around puberty I was rounder than my friends, so I thought I was fat, and started a lifetime of body-hate and running to food for comfort and always being the funny sidekick and not the Queen of the Auto Show. (Sorry for the original Hairspray reference!).
So here I am! I am doing it one day at a time and looking forward to leaving my fat pants behind in the dust.
"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions." - Augusten Burroughs
I am DONE!!!!
Doing Nothing is easy, that's why everybody does it.
Fitness Minutes: (1,117) Posts: 16 4/3/12 1:38 P
Hi, I'm Addie, and I'm DONE too. :) I joined SP years ago but never really stuck with it. I'm determined to make it stick this time. I'm finally becoming a little more comfortable with myself as I am now, but that doesn't mean I want to stay here by any means. I'm a huge Tosca Reno and Chalene Johnson fan, so I'm ready to start putting their examples and tips to good use.
“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” –Will Rogers
Pounds lost: 6.2
Fitness Minutes: (1,075) Posts: 69 4/2/12 4:38 P
Hi everyone; my name is Irene and I am DONE avoiding social gatherings because I am embarrassed about my weight. I am tired of being sick and tired. I want more energy and need to make connections with people to get our of my rut.
current weight: 202.0
Posts: 240 4/2/12 1:40 P
I re started last week. It is eye opening to see how far off course I have come after signing up 6 years ago. I have started and stopped over that time. Well today I went to update my profile after a week back on and wow. When I started I weighed So much less and thought I would never get it off. Now I am back on weighing a ton more and I guess it is all a matter of perspective LOL. I look forward to getting to know you all and loose weight with you.
it takes courage to push yourself to places you have never ben before
to test your limits
to brake through barriers
and the day came when the risk it took to remian tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom - Anais Nin
Pounds lost: 9.5
Fitness Minutes: (3,093) Posts: 127 4/2/12 12:03 A
Hello gals! My name is Dawn and I'm just tired of being tired...too tired to enjoy things that I would like to enjoy. Things like running around with my kids and being able to shop in average size clothing stores....I'm ready for the weight to come off and stay off. Thanks for letting me share some of your successes, as you inspire me to reach my goals too! :)
current weight: 220.1
Fitness Minutes: (303) Posts: 2 4/1/12 10:39 P
Hi, I'm Yael and am just getting started using SP even though I joined over a year ago. I decided then it was time to take back my life and lose this weight! I did very well for months but then had some medical issues that have taken up the last 6 months of my life, not related to weight or to weight loss. Now that I am finally well again I am ready to get going once more. I'm looking forward to getting back on track; last year I completed five 5ks, this year I hope to do more.
Pounds lost: 45.0
Fitness Minutes: (55) Posts: 3 4/1/12 9:30 P
Hey, y'all! I'm Ava, and I'm DONE feeling bad about myself and this extra weight. I'm ready to drop the pounds and have as much fun as I can doing it.
"When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead." -Barney Stinson ("How I Met Your Mother")
current weight: 275.0
Fitness Minutes: (291) Posts: 79 4/1/12 8:36 P
Hi! My name is Angie, and I will be 30 this year. My first two goals are to get below 200+ and to lose at least 30lbs by my birthday in August. I started gaining weight in college and continued even afterwards...and I'm DONE! I'm ready to get rid of the weight and be healthy, and a good role model for my daughter.
1st Mini-Goal: 202.8 (Reward - new lunch box)
current weight: 187.6
Fitness Minutes: (1,194) Posts: 51 4/1/12 3:52 P
Hello! My name is Trista and I am DONE.
I'm back and I am ready to rock it this time. I want to start living my life the way I always dreamed of. I'm marrying the man of my dreams soon and I want to be healthy and able to have a family with him.
So.. looking to get more envolved with the site. Also looking to start some challenges and maybe even make some new friend (so feel free to add meh!)
-- Trista GO GREEN IVY!
the dude abides.
Pounds lost: 11.4
Fitness Minutes: (145) Posts: 8 3/29/12 10:57 A
Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm glad I found this team, it seems super supportive by reading a couple of threads! So I live in South Florida, have two cats, and two jobs (hoping to quit the second one soon!), and I take care of two elderly gentleman (my grandfather and uncle - reasons to take care of myself). I am moving in with my boyfriend within the next couple of weeks and renting out my house. I need to make a change so I can be done being the fat girl... so I'm here and here is where I will stay! Thanks!
Pounds lost: 4.8
Posts: 101 3/26/12 1:44 P
Hi, I'm Donna and so glad to find this team. This being the fattest girl in the room thing is not something I have always been -- its only in the past 1.5 years that the weight has gotten utterly out of control. Scary out of control. Unfortunately for me, everything I've ever attempted in my life always came easy (school, work, dance, music, etc), this is like the fight of my life and I've never attempted anything more difficult than figuring out a way to shed these unwanted 129 pounds.
Anyway, thanks for being here and I can imagine I'll spend a lot of time with this team!
Thank you and I am SO DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!
Today is the first day of the rest of my life.....
Pounds lost: 47.3
Fitness Minutes: (20,630) Posts: 835 3/26/12 1:20 P
Hi team. so happy to find this team i can definitely relate. im usually the heaviest girl among my group of friends and im tired of being covered up during the summer. i just want to be able to be comfortable in my own skin and have more fun
Pounds lost: 25.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,672) Posts: 645 3/26/12 9:38 A
Hi everyone. My name is Brandi and I am a 30 yr old single mom to a wonderful 3.5 yr old daughter. I've always carried extra weight but am ready to let it go for good so I can be healthy and active with my daughter!
´¨) ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨) (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Brandi ~ CA
BLC21: Pink Vikings
This is the beginning of a lifelong journey and I will be successful!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,535) Posts: 252 3/25/12 7:45 A
Hi My Name is Kat and I Live in Ga. I am 52 Married for 30 Years Have 4 Daughters 4 Grand Kids and 3.5 Great Grand Kids. I want to get Healthy So i can Be around a Long Time.
current weight: 225.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,283) Posts: 22 3/22/12 9:10 P
Hi, my name is Cindy. I know all about the "you have a pretty face, if only....". I've dreamed about being thin since I was in grade 8. My parent's are both obese and some of my extended family is as well. I have the most wonderful husband, who loves and supports me. We've changed the way that we eat and our activity level, and the guy had to go and lose 60 lbs right off the bat! But, he is my biggest cheerleader, and he keeps me accountable. I can't wait to lose this weight and shed that "fat girl" persona! I want to show it off and keep it off. I want to make my children proud and set a good example of what health and perseverance are!
So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. -1 Peter 1:13-14
Pounds lost: 36.0
Posts: 10 3/22/12 1:14 P
Hello, I've been a spark member since 2009 but haven't been serious about weight loss(actually gained 20 pounds since then) until this last month. I have been over weight pretty much all my life, in 5th grade I remember a project we had to do for class which involved everyone sharing their weight, the average was around 80 pounds and my weight was already 135. I was in a car accident in 2010 that left me unable to walk for 3 months and unable to be active for over a year. I have finally built up enough strength in my legs again that I have been able to get serious about my weight loss. I'm tired of always being the fat girl and with my second chance at life I want to make a difference and accomplish my goal weight of 135.
current weight: 155.5
Posts: 84 3/22/12 9:15 A
Hi all, found this board from another member (thank you).
Coming in today on my self proclaimed Mid Life Crisis Day. Turning 50 in a few weeks. My mom always said I go alittle crazy around my birthday. I think its because I review all my goals and feel like a failure. Well, I'm at it again!!
At age 39, I got out of bed and said "I do not want to turn 40 being fat. And I went directly to WW and joined. It took 18 months, but I finally lost the 35 lbs. I was on top of the world. Now at 49, I have the same 35 lbs to lose, but I feel absolutely NO HOPE.
I have NO IDEA how people lose 100, 120 lbs. I read the success stories and I feel like these people are from another planet!!!! How do they do it and I can't even lose 35??? The joke in all this is am the encourager, cheer leader, ra ra person for everyone else. I am so weary of trying. I don't want to give up, but I do not know how to go forward.
Blessings to You, Real2Me
Pounds lost: 1.5
Fitness Minutes: (288) Posts: 5 3/22/12 2:41 A
Hi Everyone My name is shy I am 24 years old I need to loose weight for myself, My health and for my family. I am starting to have health issues that most people my age dont have to deal with, I have really let my self go since i had my kids and i want to get me back, I decided that I needed to do it now when i got winded just walking up the stairs or when i chase after my 1 year old son, I could really use some support and I'm just looking for help maybe this site will be it thanks
current weight: 258.6
Posts: 280 3/21/12 9:58 P
I did this along time ago then I never came back but this time.. I am officially a done girl, for my health, for my children, and for my fertility,
Pounds lost: 39.0
Posts: 1,607 3/21/12 3:04 P
Pounds lost: 82.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,688) Posts: 275 3/20/12 3:02 P
I don't think I've gotten around to introducing myself. I haven't been very active on the boards this past month (or with my health for that matter!) but I recommitted yesterday and plan to use every single thing that Spark offers! And the DONE girls are amazing :)
I'll be 42 on April 21st and I am a single mom. I am dating a wonderful man who has been boosting my self esteem. I'm a Christian work-at-home homeschooler at the moment but making ends meet has been really hard the past six months so I am in the job market.
I have a very supportive yet sabotaging family! My sis, daughter and I are all in this together so I am very encouraged by that.
I hope you all have a wonderful week and I'd love to get to know you all better,
Stay strong and be blessed!
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37
current weight: 350.0
Posts: 22 3/20/12 11:00 A
Hi all! my name is Callie, I'm 23 years old and honestly have been in the overweight range all my life. I did grow up working on a family ranch so pushing myself hasn't been hard. What has been hard is doing individual exercises instead of activities, and I had to start from square one nutritionally.After high school I was still pretty active, but once I was in college and living with my wonderful boyfriend the scale kept going up. I do need help!
If anyone wants to add me it would be wonderful!
Spark recipes has really helped so far, but I know I will need more in order to stay in shape and create a healthier me! So glad I'm on here
Pounds lost: 13.8
Posts: 1,080 3/20/12 10:33 A
I'm Tori, 34 years old, work for a non-profit in Connecticut advocating for early childhood education.
I've been overweight my whole life (ever since my 10 lb 8 oz self was born!) At 5'9" and large framed (seriously...my hands are HUGE!) I will never be the small girl, but I am DONE being the fat girl!
Over the years, I've yo-yo'd but am now loving myself too much to go back there again!
"Faith is choosing to be fulfilled before you see the miracle."
current weight: 214.0
Fitness Minutes: (355) Posts: 34 3/19/12 4:56 P
I have been a member of this group for a few weeks now. However, I am just now getting around to introducing myself. My name is Jessica. I'm a 26yo sahm/army wife. After having my son I joined SP and managed to drop from 215 to 175. My husband was deployed and I honestly had all the time in the world. Then, with the pregnancy of my daughter I gained all of that back and then some. Here I am again. This journey is different though.My husband is home & I have 2 kids instead of one. Temptations are not as easy to avoid & even though my hubby is home- I'm still the main one that does everything around the house and such. I find myself struggling to follow a healthy diet & fit workouts into my day. The last week or so I've started making progress. However, a little added motivation would surely do this girl some good....
current weight: 201.0
Posts: 26,892 3/19/12 12:12 P
to the team newbies!
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Confucius
"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?
Pounds lost: 105.2
Fitness Minutes: (1,441) Posts: 97 3/19/12 11:11 A
Hello Everyone! My name is Janna and I'm 23 years old. I was skinny most of my life even though I ate mostly junk food. Over the last 6 years I've been gaining and gaining until I reached my highest weight at 227. I decided enough was enough and my boyfriend and I started sparkpeople. So far I've really only been using the nutrition calculator, but I'd love to have a support team too!
Pounds lost: 21.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,081) Posts: 42 3/19/12 10:28 A
Hi all! My name is Tasha and for as long as I've been a mother I've battled the bulge. Before I had my son I was in the best shape of my life of course that all changed during my pregnancy. I've made many excuses throughout my sons life as to why I haven't taken care of myself, but the excuses have to stop and I HAVE to get this fat girl off my back (okay and stomach)!!! I'm going to be selfish this year and take control of my health and my happiness.
"Just remember-- when you think all is lost, the future remains." ~Bob Goddard
Pounds lost: 35.5
Fitness Minutes: (15,764) Posts: 1,206 3/19/12 2:16 A
I just want to welcome everyone that joins this team!
current weight: 299.0
Posts: 89 3/18/12 7:22 P
Hi everyone! My name is Dania, I am 26 years old and I am from California. I have been overweight pretty much all of my life. However, it didn't get too bad until I got into a really bad relationship. I managed to leave that relationship, and slowly lose a bit of weight but it is so hard. I feel as if don't belong anywhere. I want to thank everyone who has already welcomed me with the wonderful comments on my page, they sure do help. I need motivation because I honestly cannot do it with the help of all of you! I joined SparkPeople in 2009 but left and now I am back. I want to make this change for good. I am sooo DONE being the girl with an ok face but fat body. I don't want to care about what others think about me, I want to only care about me...about what I FEEL, THINK, & CARE about MYSELF! I have this one life to live, and I have to start making the best out of it. I know I can do this, with the help and motivation from all of you. Thanks for welcoming me to my new place where I feel like I can belong and be myself =) Hope to interact and get to know you all a lot more!
current weight: 216.0
Posts: 70 3/17/12 7:27 A
Hi all! I've actually been a done girl before... waaaaaaaaaay back when a couple of months before. Then I left Spark People because life got busy, and now it's still busy, but I'm back! (My previous username was alia091, someone got it now... LOL--- really weird for me to know that) I know that you guys are AWESOME! And I can't wait to continue my weight loss journey with you :)
By the way, I am starting to do Insanity, if anyone else is starting it, that would be cool! :) (I'd especially appreciate it if anyone who's tried to do it while overweight let me know about their experience. I did Jillian Michaels a couple of days; tried to do the Fit Test, and it killed me... in a good ouch, I hate you but like you anyhow Shaun kinda way. Lol)
Edited by: RAINOBWWW at: 3/17/2012 (13:47)
Fitness Minutes: (6,154) Posts: 2,651 3/15/12 11:17 P
Hi all! I'm Angie. I've been overweight all my life but started really gaining in college and never stopped. :( I now have to lose 1/2 my body weight... high weight 342, goal 170. I've been on spark for a while now, but I'm DONE and ready to really buckle down and get this weight off! I've been married for 7.5 years and have a daughter (Rachel) who will be 3 in June. I want to be around a long time for my family! I'm glad to be on this team... it seems so supportive, and thanks to a whole bunch of you who already welcomed me on my sparkpage!
BLC #23 Crimson Butterfly
Team 300# Plus Holiday Stay on Track Challenge member
current weight: 337.0
Posts: 590 3/15/12 4:34 P
My name is Stefanie and my struggle with weight started in middle school. I gained through high school and started college at 270 lbs. I lost over 100 lbs in the next few years, but after I got married and had two kids I've gained most of it back. Now that we're done having children, I'm ready to lose the weight and KEEP it off!
current weight: 225.0
Fitness Minutes: (15,764) Posts: 1,206 3/15/12 3:15 P
My name is Audrey & I use to be on this team. I left but came back thanks to wolfkitty.
current weight: 299.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,740) Posts: 1,690 3/15/12 1:52 P
Hi! My name is Therese, I'm new here but started losing weight october last year. Lost 15 kg's and have about 15-20 left, we'll see when I get there. I'm doing this because I'm sick of being fat and feeling uncomfortable in my body, I got some health problems (I was obese..) that I want to get rid of and my dream is to start riding horses again when I reach my goal. That's what keeps me going..
December Minutes: 0
Posts: 1,607 3/14/12 11:07 A
Pounds lost: 82.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 10 3/13/12 9:04 P
Hi all! I'm Delida- I'm so happy to have found this group! It expresses my sentiments exactly. Thanks for all of the warm welcomes and support!
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